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9:24am Wed 12 Oct 11

rantone says...

Pleased you attended on Monday. The Vision Board made their statement on the 7th Oct.
Q. Who will choose the committee?
Q. Who will play the ' Eric Pickles' role and decide the way forward?
Q. Does the Area Board have time to take this on and have they not now stated their position publically?
I am not against elected members changing sides, but when following a well organised campaign does smell a little of opportunism! A new hotel would benefit the City, the Bourne Hill site could have been considered, but no our 'elected' representatives went for council offices! The city does require a lift and this will involve a compromise from Market Traders , the business community and the precept payers who reside in the Parish of Salisbury. Perhaps they should have two votes like the elected councillors!See you at the next Richard Clewer road show.
Pleased you attended on Monday. The Vision Board made their statement on the 7th Oct. Q. Who will choose the committee? Q. Who will play the ' Eric Pickles' role and decide the way forward? Q. Does the Area Board have time to take this on and have they not now stated their position publically? I am not against elected members changing sides, but when following a well organised campaign does smell a little of opportunism! A new hotel would benefit the City, the Bourne Hill site could have been considered, but no our 'elected' representatives went for council offices! The city does require a lift and this will involve a compromise from Market Traders , the business community and the precept payers who reside in the Parish of Salisbury. Perhaps they should have two votes like the elected councillors!See you at the next Richard Clewer road show. rantone
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8:56pm Thu 13 Oct 11

Alastair Lack says...

We perhaps need to remind ourselves of the results of the public survey carried out by the Vision when it started. % in favour of:-
Redesigning Southampton Road 70%
New public transport interchange 63%
Improve market place 54%
Pedestrian friendly city centre 52%
Redevelop Churchfields 49%
Create Fisherton Square 40%
Redevelopment central car park 38%
Redevelop Friary estate 31%
Salisbury College to bus depot 28%
Salt Lane/Brown Street residential 26%
Enhance the Chequers 25%

So there is certainly no public mandate for redeveloping the Central Car Park, let alone selling off the Salt Lane/Brown St car parks. I simply cannot see how the City Centre management & Vision expect us to get to their central shops without somewhere to park. Park & Ride? Not likely for a quick visit, and not possible for dinner.
We perhaps need to remind ourselves of the results of the public survey carried out by the Vision when it started. % in favour of:- Redesigning Southampton Road 70% New public transport interchange 63% Improve market place 54% Pedestrian friendly city centre 52% Redevelop Churchfields 49% Create Fisherton Square 40% Redevelopment central car park 38% Redevelop Friary estate 31% Salisbury College to bus depot 28% Salt Lane/Brown Street residential 26% Enhance the Chequers 25% So there is certainly no public mandate for redeveloping the Central Car Park, let alone selling off the Salt Lane/Brown St car parks. I simply cannot see how the City Centre management & Vision expect us to get to their central shops without somewhere to park. Park & Ride? Not likely for a quick visit, and not possible for dinner. Alastair Lack
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